Captain Marvel, Marvel Studio’s first comic book movie led by a female superhero (finally!), is almost here. Despite a contingent of internet trolls trying to tank Carol Danvers’ Rotten Tomatoes score – even though they haven’t seen the movie – that won’t stop those who have actually screened the film from singing its praises. The verdict? Marvel has (shocker) another hit on their hands.
The March release, starring Brie Larson, held its first press screenings Tuesday night and those in attendance all seem to agree that Larson’s Carol is *chef’s kiss* and Goose the Cat deserves her own franchise. Here’s what Film Twitter is saying about the hero who will lead Marvel into Phase Four.
Uproxx’s Mike Ryan did not mince words about Marvel’s newest “cosmic” outing:
CAPTAIN MARVEL isn’t what I expected based on marketing. It’s pretty much an “all in” cosmic space movie. Also, it’s a lot weirder than I expected. Ben Mendelsohn is awesome as Talos.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) February 20, 2019
Mashable’s Deputy Entertainment Editor Angie Han may have summed it up the best:
My kingdom for a Nick Fury & Goose buddy comedy #CaptainMarvel
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) February 20, 2019
IndieWire Editor Kate Erbland praised the film’s “weird” take on an origin story:
#CaptainMarvel doesn't break the MCU mold, but it's a different and weirder spin on the origin story narrative, and that's a good thing. Part buddy comedy, part cosmic adventure, part "oh, yes, Ben Mendelsohn IS good in everything" reminder, it's also full of actual surprises.
— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) February 20, 2019
Erik Davis, Managing Editor of Fandango, was also a big fan of the ’90s-set film:
#CaptainMarvel has a great ‘90s sci-fi vibe w/ a tone unlike any other Marvel movie, really. It’s retro & trippy, mysterious & dorky. It’s funny in surprising places & badass in all the right places. It remains entertaining because it’s always changing. It’s got the right stuff pic.twitter.com/o7AvqYY63x
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) February 20, 2019
And ET’s Ash Crossan also dug the ’90s setting, along with Carol:
— Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) February 20, 2019
Fans of the Captain Marvel comics will not be disappointed, according to ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis:
Fans of #CaptainMarvel comics are going to love the movie. Plain and simple.
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) February 20, 2019
DenofGeek’s Kayti Burt and IGN‘s Jacki Jing are also firmly on Team Carol and Goose:
Some initial #CaptainMarvel reactions:
1. Cat people will love this movie.
2. Several truly magnificent music moments for this 90s kid.
3. Carol's hero moment was very cathartic/true to the female experience, imho.
4. The MCU feels more complete now that Carol is in it. ♥️
— Kayti Burt (@kaytiburt) February 20, 2019
#captainmarvel had space battles, car chases, an amazing 90s soundtrack and an ADORABLE 🐱! A surprisingly fun script, laughed so much!!! Great to finally see this kick-butt heroine in action 🌟 pic.twitter.com/Res8K8wMA7
— Jacki Jing (@JackiJing) February 20, 2019
The ’90s nostalgia and Ben Mendelsohn and Samuel L. Jackson’s performances really won over IGN’s Jim Vejvoda:
#CaptainMarvel was a lot of fun! Just enough ‘90s nostalgia without overdoing it. Brie Larson is great. Ditto Sam Jackson & Ben Mendelsohn. Goose the cat is purr-fect. Some nice surprises and clever decisions throughout. Cool sci-fi elements. And funny! Thumbs up! pic.twitter.com/PzzxXir8pZ
— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) February 20, 2019
Finally, Collider’s Perri Nemiroff notes that the future of the MCU is in good hands:
The future of the MCU gets even brighter adding #CaptainMarvel to the mix. Really fell for @brielarson’s sass, strength & energy in the role. Same with @LashanaLynch too! Ben Mendelsohn is A+ casting as Talos. And yes, Goose is a scene stealer. 2nd viewing can’t come soon enough.
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) February 20, 2019
And finally, Atom Insider’s own Alisha Grauso and Yolanda Machado had their own thoughts:
#CaptainMarvel is everything I wanted from Marvel's first female-led superhero movie. @brielarson kills it as Carol Danvers. Bold, funny, cocky, courageous – she's the boss of space. 😍 Ben Mendelson, Sam Jackson, Lashana Lynch are fantastic. #ThanosIsFucked
— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) February 21, 2019
I FUCKING LOVED #CAPTAINMARVEL
Its very different than most of the MCU films and so very 90s. It's funny and fun and super empowering. It made me feel proud to be a woman.
Also, as a 90s teen, the soundtrack….oh, the soundtrack ❤
— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) February 20, 2019
You can see how awesome the movie is for yourself when Captain Marvel hits theaters March 8. Get your tickets now.
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